What Does a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer Do?

By: Brett J. Nomberg

Have you, a family member, or close relative been a potential victim of medical malpractice? If the answer is yes, then you should contact a New York medical malpractice lawyer to see if you have any legal remedies. A medical malpractice lawyer can help you determine whether you have a case to sue a medical professional who was negligent in their care and treatment that caused you harm.

Now, it's often today that you may see ads on television telling you to call this or that medical malpractice lawyer. However, in most cases, these central organizations will not do you justice as a client. Rather, they serve as clearinghouses and make their money by referring the clients to other lawyers and taking a percentage of the recovery. In other words, these are not people doing your legal work, but rather, they are marketing firms using the legal profession as a business by taking a percentage of your case settlement.

With many of these late night television advertisers, after you call or meet with the lawyer, you will be sent to another lawyer. You will not even know if the lawyer they are sending you to is reputable or has enough experience in this field of law. If you believe you have a legitimate medical malpractice case, you're better off contacting a local lawyer by word of mouth or on the internet and researching who has specific experience litigating medical malpractice claims. Make sure that this law firm has significant experience in this area of law. A good rule of thumb is that if the person has not been practicing in this area for over 10 years, then you can find a better lawyer.

When you contact a lawyer who understands medical malpractice litigation, you will rest easier knowing that your potential case is going to be reviewed with particular care. Most reputable attorneys offer a free consultation to see if they will take the case. The lawyer will need a copy of your medical records in order to evaluate the case. The lawyer will speak to a doctor after reviewing your medical records to determine if there is a good case. If the doctor believes there is merit, then the lawyer will be able to proceed and place the case into a lawsuit.

There are strict time limitations to commence a lawsuit for medical malpractice, so it is very important to contact a malpractice attorney as soon as you believe you were harmed by negligent treatment. There are some exceptions to the time limitations of when to file a suit and only an experienced New York malpractice attorney will be able to recognize the exceptions and whether they apply to your case. If you follow these guidelines, you should find a good New York medical malpractice attorney for your potential case.

This is stated to be Attorney Advertising in compliance with NYS Ethical rules. This medical malpractice lawyer article is meant solely for general information, not legal advice. No attorney client relationship exists by viewing this article about medical malpractice attorneys in New York or submitting an email. BBNR Attorneys at Law cannot guarantee the privacy of any email on the web. Under NYS law, a client is responsible for legal expenses at the conclusion of the case. Past outcomes do not guarantee that every case will be successful.

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Brett J. Nomberg is a partner and the senior personal injury trial attorney in New York. Mr. Nomberg has been litigating personal injury cases for the last 16 years. Several of them were multi-million dollar verdicts. He is a very successful New York medical malpractice lawyer.

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